Bill Haney | Co-founder and CEO

Experience

An inventor and entrepreneur, Bill Haney started his first company as a college freshman, designing and building air pollution control systems for power plants. Since then he has started or helped start more than a dozen technology companies, with a strong focus on addressing environmental issues. Blu Homes, with its emphasis on using advanced technology to improve the health, economics, design experience and environmental effect of housing for American families, and to do it in a fun and collaborative way, came out of an idea Bill developed with the Rhode Island School of Design and is exactly what he wants to be doing right now!

Community

Founder and Chairman of the non-profit World Connect, which works to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children in underserved and under-resourced communities worldwide. Helped start the national environmental advisory board for our federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency and serves or has served on boards for Harvard, MIT, State and Federal Governments, the World Wildlife Fund, the World Resources Institute, the NRDC and a number of private companies.

Interests

Loves portrait photography, documentary filmmaking, skiff sailing, political humor, Red Sox baseball, ice hockey and screenwriting.

Fun Fact

Has three children, three lunatic dogs and a yard full of frogs!

Education

BA from Harvard College in 1984. Kennedy School Fellow 1997-2001.

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